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Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Sep 1

    How the alcohol industry sees marijuana legalization

    How the alcohol industry sees marijuana legalization
    A few weeks ago, Talkingpointsmemo.com posted a long-form article, available only to TPM Prime subscribers, title "Can Big Pot and Big Alcohol Get Along?". I finally had a chance to read it. Though a lot of points in the article…
  • Sep 1

    Campaign over marijuana legalization heating up in Alaska

    Campaign over marijuana legalization heating up in Alaska
    This lengthy new local article, headlined "Alaska marijuana legalization initiative: Supporters, opponents rally," provides an effective review of the state of debate concerning marijuana reform in The Last Frontier: With two months…
  • Aug 29

    "Leading Anti-Marij​uana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies"

    "Leading Anti-Marij​uana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies"
    The title of this post is the headline of this recent report from the website VICE. here are excerpts: As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to…
Rank this Week: 2488

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Sep 1

    Gov. Perry Gives “Banana Republic Politics” a Bad Name

    Gov. Perry Gives “Banana Republic Politics” a Bad Name
    Gov. Rick Perry and his defense team have characterized his recent two felony abuse of power indictments by a Travis County Grand Jury as “banana Republic politics.” The governor, and… read more →
  • Aug 21

    Indicted Governor Still Haunted by Wrongful Execution and Political Cover-up

    Indicted Governor Still Haunted by Wrongful Execution and Political Cover-up
    Cameron Todd Willingham was executed by the State of Texas on February 17, 2004. He was the seventh person put to death that year in the state, and the 320th… read more →
  • Aug 20

    Gov. Rick Perry’s Indictment Focuses on Dirty Politic

    Gov. Rick Perry’s Indictment Focuses on Dirty Politic
    On August 15, 2014, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on felony counts of coercion and official oppression. After the immediate hoopla settled, the serious inquiry began focusing on the… read more →
Rank this Week: 4440

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Chicago Police Chief Charged with Felony Theft

    Chicago Police Chief Charged with Felony Theft
    A former Chicago police chief is set to stand trial in late September on charges of felony theft of government property, misallocation of funds and official misconduct. The police chief, who pled not guilty to the charges in…
  • Aug 29

    Cook County Sheriff’s Office Conducts Solicitation Sting Operation

    Cook County Sheriff’s Office Conducts Solicitation Sting Operation
    The Cook County Sheriff’s Office participated in the National Day of Johns Arrests July 17 – August 3, along with 28 other law enforcement agencies in 14 states. The sweep, which was created by the Cook County Sheriff’s…
  • Aug 21

    Felony Murder Rule in Chicago Homicide

    Felony Murder Rule in Chicago Homicide
    A 15-year-old Chicago boy was charged in February with the murder of his friend, a 16-year-old Chicago boy, who was shot in the head during the commission of an armed robbery. But this case has a twist – the victim was killed by an…
Rank this Week: 2451

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Can You Be Held Responsible for Serving a Drunk Driver Who Injures Someone?

    Can You Be Held Responsible for Serving a Drunk Driver Who Injures Someone?
    Two friends who recently opened a wine bar asked me if they could be held responsible for an accident caused by a drunken patron who decided to get behind the wheel. The question is a legitimate one because we all know someone who works in…
  • Aug 30

    How Do I Find Out Where DUI Sobriety Checkpoints Are?

    How Do I Find Out Where DUI Sobriety Checkpoints Are?
    In a widely-criticized 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court in Michigan vs Sitz decided some years ago that DUI sobriety checkpoints (aka "DUI roadblocks) did not violate the search-and-seizure provisions of the Fourth Amendment…
  • Aug 26

    Can Police Legally Take a Blood Sample From a Driver Without His Consent?

    Can Police Legally Take a Blood Sample From a Driver Without His Consent?
    Last year, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Missouri vs. McNeely, a DUI case that involved the right of police officers to forcefully take a blood sample from a driver without his consent or a search…
Rank this Week: 2768

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Labor Day Celebrations Mean Increased DUI Arrest

    Labor Day Celebrations Mean Increased DUI Arrest
    As our Palm Beach and Broward County DUI defense lawyers know, there is little in life that people like to celebrate more than a day off from work. This Labor Day, please be aware that some people will go a bit overboard and get behind the…
  • Aug 27

    Unlicensed Driver Receives 8.5 Years in Vehicular Homicide Plea Deal

    Unlicensed Driver Receives 8.5 Years in Vehicular Homicide Plea Deal
    As a full-service Palm Beach and Broward County traffic ticket and criminal defense firm, we handle cases of all types, from driving without a license to, for example, homicide. As was recently reported on by the Sun Sentinel, these two…
  • Aug 25

    Boynton Mother Arrested After Daughter Burned by Cup of Noodle

    Boynton Mother Arrested After Daughter Burned by Cup of Noodle
    According to an article in the Sun Sentinel, 23-year-old Boynton Beach mother Nahomie Thermidor was arrested on Thursday and charged with child neglect, after her daughter received second degree burns from a falling cup of noodles. Back on…
Rank this Week: 4271

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    Happy Labor Day from Charles Rowland and DaytonDUI

    Happy Labor Day from Charles Rowland and DaytonDUI
    Happy Labor Day!  My father started out in the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen which became the United Transportation Union.  My Mom was a proud member of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).…
  • Aug 29

    Kettering OVI Checkpoint Tonight! (Aug. 29, 2014)

    Kettering OVI Checkpoint Tonight! (Aug. 29, 2014)
    Kettering OVI checkpoint tonight! The Kettering Police Department will conduct an OVI sobriety checkpoint Friday night from 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. at the 1000 block of East Dorothy Lane.  The OVI checkpoint will be accompanied…
  • Aug 29

    DUI Law: What Did SCOTUS Say In Missouri v. McNeely

    DUI Law: What Did SCOTUS Say In Missouri v. McNeely
    If you have been following developments in DUI law, you have no doubt heard about the United States Supreme Court decision in Missouri v. McNeely, 133 S.Ct. 1552 (2013).  The case deals with when, and under what circumstances the…
Rank this Week: 4830

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Answers questions regarding New York criminal charges and criminal procedures.

http://www.jpdefense.com/new-york-criminal-defense/
  • Sep 1

    What Are The Penalties For A Landlord Who Violates The Fair Housing Act In New York City?

    What Are The Penalties For A Landlord Who Violates The Fair Housing Act In New York City?
    Access to safe housing is a core right protected by both the State of New York and the United States Government. At the federal level, violations of the Fair Housing Act may be adjudicated in several ways, typically resulting in large fines…
  • Sep 1

    Will A Misdemeanor Conviction In New York Result In Deportation Proceedings For Aliens?

    Will A Misdemeanor Conviction In New York Result In Deportation Proceedings For Aliens?
    Unfortunately, the question is much more complicated than you may realize. Not only is immigration law handled at the federal level, which doesn’t take into account New York’s definition of crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, but…
  • Aug 26

    What Are The Penalties For Criminal Possession Of A Weapon In New York?

    What Are The Penalties For Criminal Possession Of A Weapon In New York?
    New York has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, and prosecutors are only too happy to prosecute innocent people who were ignorant of the law. There are four grades of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in New York, and three are…
Rank this Week: 3113

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Aug 31

    Vernehmung: Besser auf die sanfte Tour

    Vernehmung: Besser auf die sanfte Tour
    Kein „Tatort“ und kaum eine amerikanische TV-Serie kommt ohne sie aus: Die harten und unerbittlichen Kommissare, die aus jedem Verdächtigen die Wahrheit herausbekommen. Aber sind solch rohen Verhörpraktiken bei der…
  • Aug 31

    500. Eintrag in die Strafakte

    500. Eintrag in die Strafakte
    Nach den ersten 500 Einträgen ist ein kurzer Rückblick durchaus angezeigt: In den etwa anderthalb Jahren haben wir es geschafft, nahezu jeden Tag einen neuen Eintrag zu veröffentlichen. Content ist King Dabei steht die…
  • Aug 31

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 72

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 72
    Basarjustiz Die Abschreiber aus der Bundesregierung Ronald Schill: Der Hamburger Spieler Gilt auch für juristische Plattformen: Plump klickt gut Musste ich als Dealer nicht ins Gefängnis, weil ich weiß bin? Assistierter…
Rank this Week: 3009

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Aug 31

    Free Report: California Theft Crimes – Understanding the Offenses and Penaltie

    Free Report: California Theft Crimes – Understanding the Offenses and Penaltie
    Understanding the various theft offenses and the corresponding penalties is important if you have been charged with one. Topics covered in this report include: Defining Theft Petty Theft vs.  Grand Theft Other Theft Crimes Penalties for…
  • Aug 29

    Free Report: Dismissing a Criminal Conviction in California

    Free Report: Dismissing a Criminal Conviction in California
    Only experienced California criminal defense attorney can review the facts of your case and provide you with advice about your eligibility; however, a basic understanding of the criteria for dismissal and the procedures involved may be…
  • Aug 29

    Free Report: White – Collar Crimes in California

    Free Report: White – Collar Crimes in California
    When people think of “crimes” they typically envision a violent offense and/or a drug related offense. While these are certainly crimes, there is another category of crimes that has nothing to do with drugs or violence –…
Rank this Week: 3572

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Aug 31

    California Three Strikes Law – Still Unfair for Some!

    California Three Strikes Law – Still Unfair for Some!
    As an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney, I have handled numerous “three strikes” cases.  Those cases were considered “life cases” under the prior three strikes law, and included cases where the…
  • Jul 26

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent
    As an Orange County criminal defense attorney, I am often faced with a situation where my client has voluntarily given a statement to the police, and later claims that he was never given his Miranda rights.  Although it depends on the…
  • Jul 26

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent
    As an Orange County criminal defense attorney, I am often faced with a situation where my client has voluntarily given a statement to the police, and later claims that he was never given his Miranda rights.  Although it depends on the…
Rank this Week: 2571

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1918

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Possession of Alprazolam and Hydrocodone Convictions Overturned

    Possession of Alprazolam and Hydrocodone Convictions Overturned
    Yes, the title of this article gives away the ending, but it's the journey, not the destination. FACTS: Daniel Shedd is just chilling, drinking a beer, driving his mom's car, when he was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Shedd v.…
  • Aug 24

    Recorded Jail Calls Causing Problems Again

    Recorded Jail Calls Causing Problems Again
    Let's face it, we have too many criminal cases, and not enough juries to try them. That's OK, because most cases never make it to trial. The legislature knows that the majority of criminal cases are plead to, so it is important to protect…
  • Aug 21

    Innocent People Submit to Guilty Plea

    Innocent People Submit to Guilty Plea
    Last year, a lawyer referred me a case. Now, there's nothing new about that, this happens all the time (And, I appreciate the love from non-criminal lawyers. Yes, I equate getting cash with love, can't help it). Here's the facts: Years…
Rank this Week: 3840

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    State Police Releases 2013 Maryland Crime Data

    State Police Releases 2013 Maryland Crime Data
    Each summer since 1975 the Maryland State Police has issued a Uniform Crime Report for statewide crime over the past year. This year's UCR was released to the governor earlier this summer, and later published online and in press releases. …
  • Aug 25

    Former Criminal Defense Attorney Sentenced To Jail

    Former Criminal Defense Attorney Sentenced To Jail
    A few months ago we posted an article about a criminal defense attorney who was arrested for smuggling various illegal drugs into the Baltimore County Detention Center. The police investigative reports and charging documents described a…
  • Aug 16

    Federal Judge Upholds Maryland Gun Law

    Federal Judge Upholds Maryland Gun Law
    The Maryland Firearms Safety Act went into effect almost one year ago, and at that time most of the news stories were centered on record sales at state gun shops, which resulted in many of the popular handgun models being sold out at local…
Rank this Week: 2125

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4684

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    Elder Abuse in Las Vega

    Elder Abuse in Las Vega
    Elder Abuse in Nevada Elder abuse is a devastating crime, but sometimes people are charged under NRS 200.5099 because of a misunderstanding or an unintentional accident. NRS 200.5099 covers a broad expanse of crimes that include the neglect,…
  • Aug 28

    Las Vegas Shoplifting Lawyer

    Las Vegas Shoplifting Lawyer
    Possible Consequences for Shoplifting in Nevada  Shoplifting is typically thought of as the wrongful taking of merchandise from a retailer. However, Section 597.860 of the Nevada Revised Statute describes it as also happening whenever an…
  • Aug 26

    Nevada Money Laundering Rule

    Nevada Money Laundering Rule
    The Dirt on Money Laundering in Nevada Money laundering is the act of taking money that has been illegally obtained and then “cleaning it up” so that it can be used legally. This crime has long been a problem in Las Vegas, which…
Rank this Week: 1921

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 30

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial
    There is no place for mean-spirited judges in Canadian courts, but regretfully a few slip through the vigorous screening process and become tyrants in an institution where they preside as untouchables. Mr. Justice Jean-Guy Boilard, of the…
  • Aug 30

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial
    There is no place for mean-spirited judges in Canadian courts, but regretfully a few slip through the vigorous screening process and become tyrants in an institution where they preside as untouchables. Mr. Justice Jean-Guy Boilard, of the…
  • Aug 29

    Divorce Can Be Deadly

    Divorce Can Be Deadly
    In 1967 psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe examined the medical records of over 5,000 patients in their research to determine whether stress causes illness. A positive correlation was found resulting in the Social Readjustment…
Rank this Week: 3927

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2435

Michael Sweig

Michael Sweig

Covers criminal justice reform.

http://www.bestthinking.com/thinkers/society_and_humanities/nonprofit_organizations/advocacy/michael-sweig
  • Aug 30

    Why 20MillionVote.org is “the Reese’s...

    Why 20MillionVote.org is “the Reese’s...
    I have a friend named Tony Nelson. He’s not the one from “I Dream of Genie,” but that really is his name. In Summer and Fall 2013, Tony laid the groundwork for Citizens’ Institute for Law & Public Policy, of which…
  • Dec 12

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...
    Changing the rhetoric of felony is my work and passion. Sometimes what I read and hear angers me. Today, I am outraged at the scurrilous lack of critical thinking displayed by two types of crucial community stakeholders who should know…
  • Dec 12

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...
    Changing the rhetoric of felony is my work and passion. Sometimes what I read and hear angers me. Today, I am outraged at the scurrilous lack of critical thinking displayed by two types of crucial community stakeholders who should know…
Rank this Week: 4290

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Governor signs Bill creating new crimes against suspects in domestic violence

    Governor signs Bill creating new crimes against suspects in domestic violence
    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently signed into law a new senate act on domestic violence and sexual assaults. The legislation, known as Senate Bill 2334 - An Act relative to domestic violence, creates new criminal charges for…
  • Aug 22

    SJC lowers the burden for Sealing Criminal Records in Massachusett

    SJC lowers the burden for Sealing Criminal Records in Massachusett
    As a result of the increasing difficulties former defendants in criminal prosecutions are facing in obtaining employment and housing because of their criminal records, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled to lessen the…
  • Aug 19

    Federal Judge charged with domestic assault and battery

    Federal Judge charged with domestic assault and battery
    U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller was recently arrested and detained in an Atlanta jail resulting from an allegation of domestic violence raised by his wife. A CNN article reports that local police received a 911 call after 10pm on...
Rank this Week: 3428

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Steelers Players’ Arrests Shed Light on Drug DUI Case

    Steelers Players’ Arrests Shed Light on Drug DUI Case
    Did you know you can receive Los Angeles DUI charges for driving under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs? If not, this story involving two Pittsburgh Steelers players may be of particular interest. On Wednesday, August 20, police…
  • Aug 29

    4 Tips to Create a Great Working Relationship with Your Los Angeles DUI Defense Lawyer

    4 Tips to Create a Great Working Relationship with Your Los Angeles DUI Defense Lawyer
    Whether you’ve already found a Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer, or are you still interviewing prospective firms and weighing your options, you recognize the dire nature of the legal challenges you face. To structure an effective…
  • Aug 25

    San Diego Senator’s Arrest: How DUI Charges Can Snowball

    San Diego Senator’s Arrest: How DUI Charges Can Snowball
    When a Los Angeles DUI attorney takes on a new client, one of the most common concerns for this individual is how his or her arrest (and potential conviction) will impact their public reputation. For Senator Ben Hueso of San Diego, this will…
Rank this Week: 4462

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison For Drunk Driving

    Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison For Drunk Driving
    A recent story from 7KTVB discusses how an Idaho man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for drunk driving. The 42-year-old man was convicted of felony DUI. He is eligible for parole in 10 years but could spend the rest of his life…
  • Aug 25

    Parents: Behind the Wheel, Do as I Say, Not as I Do

    Parents: Behind the Wheel, Do as I Say, Not as I Do
    According to a recent article in the Worcester Telegram, parents routinely engage in the exact dangerous driving habits they warn their kids against - including driving while intoxicated. Research done by a Boston-based insurance company…
  • Aug 21

    Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes into Saugus, Massachusetts Home

    Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes into Saugus, Massachusetts Home
    Our Boston drunk driving accident lawyers know that an alcohol-related crash can result in significant property damage in addition to personal injury. According to a recent story from WBZ, an alleged drunk driver lost control of his car and…
Rank this Week: 3195

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Aug 29

    FBI Discusses Law Enforcement Priorities in Illinoi

    FBI Discusses Law Enforcement Priorities in Illinoi
    Recently, Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey paid a visit to Illinois law enforcement officers to discuss FBI priorities in the region. According to news coverage on the subject, he said that stopping violent crime and…
  • Aug 26

    Class X Felonies: What Do They Mean for You?

    Class X Felonies: What Do They Mean for You?
    You may have noticed in some Illinois news stories that people are charged with Class X felonies. The term “Class X felony” may raise questions for some, as it does not seem to cleanly fit into the scheme of Illinois felony…
  • Aug 22

    Quick Facts on Illinois Bicycle Law

    Quick Facts on Illinois Bicycle Law
    As you may have noticed, bicycle use is becoming more prevalent throughout the streets of Illinois. This means that motorists must become more mindful about sharing roadways with two-wheeled counterparts. Nonetheless, many bicyclists and…
Rank this Week: 1471

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Covers criminal defense topics, including DUI, checkpoints, and traffic tickets.

http://www.gigstadlaw.com/Criminal-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 29

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)
    Kansas City Area DUICheckpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition) Labor Day Weekend 2014 is upon us, and that means the Police will be out in force. There are numerous agencies running DUI enforcement this weekend. Here's what we…
  • Jul 18

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14 Here's what we know so far: 1. Johnson County Sheriff's Dept. has announced that they will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in Overland Park Friday, July 18th, 2014 with the assistance…
  • Jun 13

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 6/13/14 - 6/15/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 6/13/14 - 6/15/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 6/13/14 - 6/15/14 Going to be a VERY ACTIVE weekend around the KC Metro area. Here's what we know so far: 1. Kansas City, Missouri Police Dept. has announced that they will have 2, yes 2 DUI…
Rank this Week: 2801

White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

Covers news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance. By Jackson R. Sharman, III.

http://jacksharman.com/
  • Aug 29

    Weekend: cocktails, World War I, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and Marvin Gaye

    Weekend: cocktails, World War I, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and Marvin Gaye
    For this weekend: cocktails, World War I, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and Marvin Gaye. From Saveur, warm-weather whiskey cocktails.  Some of the drinks sound good.  All of the photos are cool: From the folks at Garden & Gun…
  • Aug 15

    Lauren Bacall and The Big Sleep: Noir Film, White Collar, Cocktail

    Lauren Bacall and The Big Sleep: Noir Film, White Collar, Cocktail
    The recent outpouring of remembrances of and praise for the late comedian and actor Robin Williams is understandable and commendable, but the deluge seems to have somewhat submerged most thoughtful notice of the passing of Lauren Bacall this…
  • Aug 14

    Liz and Literacy

    Liz and Literacy
    This note is not about white-collar crime.  It’s something much better.  The story of my colleague, Liz Huntley:  
Rank this Week: 2535

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Aug 29

    AZ BREAKING NEWS: Bryan Hulsey Sentenced to Death for Murder of Glendale Officer

    AZ BREAKING NEWS: Bryan Hulsey Sentenced to Death for Murder of Glendale Officer
    A jury in the Maricopa County Superior Court came to a conclusion after weighing evidence for three days. Bryan Hulsey was found guilty in the murder of Glendale Police Officer Anthony Holly, and he has been sentenced to death. This case has…
  • Aug 27

    Sarah Silverman’s ‘Liquid Pot’ at the Emmy

    Sarah Silverman’s ‘Liquid Pot’ at the Emmy
    This year the Emmys introduced many new things, from fashion to the new mani and clutch cam. But the product viewers may have been most surprised to see was liquid pot. Sarah Silverman While on the Emmys red carpet Monday, Sarah Silverman…
  • Aug 25

    Tempe Police Begin “Safe & Sober” Campaign as ASU Fall Semester Commence

    Tempe Police Begin “Safe & Sober” Campaign as ASU Fall Semester Commence
    As classes start again for ASU students, Tempe Police begin their new “Safe & Sober Campaign” to prevent unnecessary, unwanted, and generally irresponsible behavior around campus. During the past few semesters, ASU has made…
Rank this Week: 2464

New York DWI/DUI Blog

New York DWI/DUI Blog

By Carl Spector.

http://www.newyorkdui.com/
Rank this Week: 3494

Bribery Library Blog

Bribery Library Blog

Cover the UK Bribery Act and its impact on international business. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.briberylibrary.com
Rank this Week: 1873

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

Covers criminal and injury law. By Tenn And Tenn, P. A.

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2512

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Aug 29

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence
    On August 18, 2014, the 7th Circuit in a 43 page opinion annonced a new standard for admitting FRE 404(b) other acts evidence. The new standard was announced in an en banc opinion in US v. Gomez, 12-1104 (7th Cir....
  • Jul 11

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant
    Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 999 (2014). Background: In No. 13–132, petitioner Riley was stopped for a traffic violation, which eventually led to his arrest on weapons charges. An officer searching Riley incident to the arrest seized a…
  • Apr 29

    Police Officer's Good Faith Mistake of Law is NOT Reasonable Grounds for a Traffic Stop

    Police Officer's Good Faith Mistake of Law is NOT Reasonable Grounds for a Traffic Stop
    USA v. Demarco L. McDonald, 453 F.3d 958 (7th Cir. 2006) (Editor's note: the United States Sureme Court granted cert in Heien v. North Carolina, No. 13-604 on this issue: Whether a police officer's mistake of law can provide the...
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Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Comments on Michigan news and criminal law. By The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Sturgis Firefighter Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge

    Sturgis Firefighter Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge
    Earlier this week, a Sturgis firefighter was arrested on charges that he allegedly had an inappropriate and illegal sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. According to a report by one local news source, the 36-year-old firefighter is…
  • Aug 15

    Michigan Meth Bust Ends in Two Arrest

    Michigan Meth Bust Ends in Two Arrest
    Late last month in Leelanau County, two people were arrested for their alleged involvement in a meth lab. According to a report by MLive.com, upon searching the home, police found chemicals and equipment that can be used to make meth.…
  • Jul 31

    Man Arrested For Robbing the Bank Where His Girlfriend Worked

    Man Arrested For Robbing the Bank Where His Girlfriend Worked
    Earlier this month in Illinois, a man was arrested for bank robbery. This may not seem like an unusual crime, but it happened to be the bank at which his girlfriend worked. To make matters even stranger, he was robbing the bank to pay…
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White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

Tracks developments in notable white collar and securities enforcement actions. By Brune & Richard LLP.

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
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Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Aug 29

    Collateral Damage: Criminal Convictions and the Lasting Consequence

    Collateral Damage: Criminal Convictions and the Lasting Consequence
    Prosecutors and often even judges do not appreciate the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, regardless of whether it results from a trial or a plea agreement.  While the direct consequences of conviction are obvious –…
  • Aug 14

    DC Bans the Box

    DC Bans the Box
       MLive.com Graphic   Criminal defendants face a wide range of consequences for their alleged actions.  The high emotional and financial cost of defending a case may pale in comparison to the personal toll resulting from…
  • Aug 12

    Bitcoin Equal to Money According to District Court Ruling

    Bitcoin Equal to Money According to District Court Ruling
    Is it possible to commit money laundering with virtual currency? At least one federal judge thinks so. Last month, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest refused to dismiss a money laundering charge premised on the use of a Bitcoin-based…
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Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Don’t Get Caught with a Prostitute This Labor Day Weekend

    Don’t Get Caught with a Prostitute This Labor Day Weekend
    As Labor Day approaches, many people will plan parties with friends to relax and enjoy the holiday. For some, the weekend might include drinking, cookouts and outdoor activities. All of these things are fine as long as they remain within the…
  • Aug 25

    Think Twice before Turning Yourself in for a DWI

    Think Twice before Turning Yourself in for a DWI
    It’s a story that happens all too often. A group of friends are having a good time at their favorite bar until closing time comes around. One of them doesn’t feel too tipsy and decides to drive home. Within minutes, he’s…
  • Aug 20

    What Are the Texas Laws Regarding Cocaine Possession?

    What Are the Texas Laws Regarding Cocaine Possession?
    Texas has some of the toughest drug laws in the nation. This is especially true for drug offenses involving cocaine. A criminal conviction for possession of even a small amount of cocaine can lead to incarceration, fines and probation. These…
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Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Make Sure You Understand DWI Laws at Your Labor Day Party

    Make Sure You Understand DWI Laws at Your Labor Day Party
    Having a good time with friends and family is something to look forward to, but getting arrested for a DWI on the way home is a definite downer. Driving while intoxicated is a big deal in Texas. Taking the risk of being pulled over by the…
  • Aug 25

    Indecent Exposure: You May Need a Lawyer If a Party Gets Too Wild

    Indecent Exposure: You May Need a Lawyer If a Party Gets Too Wild
    The first thing you need to understand is that indecent exposure is a sexual crime. The party may have been fun, but you won’t get much sympathy from friends, family and certainly not the prosecuting attorney. An indecent exposure…
  • Aug 20

    What’s Going to Happen to Me If I’m Accused of Hurting Children?

    What’s Going to Happen to Me If I’m Accused of Hurting Children?
    Crimes involving children should be handled with care. Perhaps you’ve even been falsely accused of injuring a child. If so, you’re probably already aware of how difficult it can be to convince friends, coworkers and family members…
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Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

http://houstoncrimedefense.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Statute of Limitations: You Can Relax This Labor Day Knowing Your Crime Has Expired

    Statute of Limitations: You Can Relax This Labor Day Knowing Your Crime Has Expired
    The Constitution includes provisions that guarantee a speedy, fair trial to anyone that has been formally charged with a criminal offense. This right was intended to prevent the abuse of legal and judicial power by the court system. The…
  • Aug 25

    Take Action Now If the Cops Are Investigating You for Check Fraud?

    Take Action Now If the Cops Are Investigating You for Check Fraud?
    Using a check to obtain money in an illegal way may be prosecuted as check fraud. This can include activities like writing checks with insufficient funds or forging a check. The penalties for check fraud can range from fines and mandatory…
  • Aug 20

    Should I Turn Myself in for Cyber Crimes?

    Should I Turn Myself in for Cyber Crimes?
    Most computer crimes that get extensive media coverage are stories of expert criminals who steal important information. In reality, there is a long list of computer related activities that can be prosecuted as cyber crimes. Identity theft,…
Rank this Week: 2515

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Officer, You Can’t Legally Do That: Avoid DWIs This Labor Day Weekend

    Officer, You Can’t Legally Do That: Avoid DWIs This Labor Day Weekend
    A long holiday weekend usually entails people taking to the highways to get to their favorite vacation destinations or to a cookout at the home of friends. Police will also be out on the roads enforcing the DWI and traffic laws, so…
  • Aug 25

    Watch Out: The Police Are Gathering Embezzlement Evidence Right Now

    Watch Out: The Police Are Gathering Embezzlement Evidence Right Now
    The presumption of innocence granted to the accused in criminal cases places the burden of proving guilt on the prosecution. Prosecutors must present evidence to convince the jurors that each element of the crime was committed by the…
  • Aug 20

    Tax Evasion: You May Avoid Prosecution with the Statue of Limitation

    Tax Evasion: You May Avoid Prosecution with the Statue of Limitation
    Rarely do people run into someone who enjoys paying income taxes, and an even rarer occurrence is meeting someone who wants to pay more to the government in taxes than is required. Using legitimate methods such as allowable deductions and…
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Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • Aug 29

    Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000 and Power Outage

    Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000 and Power Outage
    The FDLE website has a section on its website where it sporadically adds “Miscellaneous and Correspondence” on different Intoxilyzer 8000 machines. Criminal defense attorneys rarely get notice when the machines suffer from serious…
  • Jul 4

    HCSO Cancels the 4th of July DUI Checkpoint

    HCSO Cancels the 4th of July DUI Checkpoint
          It looks like the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office waited until the last minute to cancel a July 4th DUI Checkpoint.       Two days ago, the checkpoint was still listed on the HCSO website for an…
  • Jun 21

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Checkpoint on Friday, June 20, 2014

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Checkpoint on Friday, June 20, 2014
    If you were arrested in Friday night’s DUI checkpoint in Brandon, Florida, give us a call to discuss your case. Many states have banned the use of checkpoints under their state constitution. In Florida, the use of DUI checkpoints are…
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North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Aug 29

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    My favorite story this week concerns the alleged criminal mastermind who was charged with trying to steal copper . . . “from a construction site where the Garner Police Department is building a new station.” WRAL has the story…
  • Aug 28

    Can a Vehicle Search Incident to Arrest Include the Trunk?

    Can a Vehicle Search Incident to Arrest Include the Trunk?
    In Arizona v. Gant, 556 U.S. 332 (2009), the Supreme Court ruled that a motor vehicle may be searched incident to the arrest of a recent occupant “only if [1] the arrestee is within reaching distance of the passenger compartment at the…
  • Aug 27

    Share the Road. But How?

    Share the Road. But How?
    Most avid bicyclists have more than one tale of a close encounter with a motorist who does not care to—or does not know how to—safely share the road with a bicycle. The News and Observer reported here that a group of Orange County…
Rank this Week: 1422

Norm Pattis Blog

Norm Pattis Blog

Covers criminal law.

http://www.pattisblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Criminal Defense Lawyers Need To Apply

    Criminal Defense Lawyers Need To Apply
    I will miss United States Magistrate Judge Holly Fitzsimmons. She’s retiring effective April 2015, reportedly to spend more time writing the things of her own choosing, rather than crafting opinions about other people's struggles. She…
  • Aug 27

    The Fire Next Time?

    The Fire Next Time?
    Odds are you never heard about the killing of 20-year-old Dillon Taylor. He was shot to death in in Salt Lake City, Utah, just the other day. The man who shot him was a police officer acting in the line of duty. Dillon was unarmed. More…
  • Aug 20

    Put a Leash on Sunil Dutta

    Put a Leash on Sunil Dutta
    I couldn’t stop thinking about the allegory of the metals in Plato’s Republic as I read the op-ed piece in The Washington Post written by Los Angeles Police Officer, Sunil Dutta. He was writing to express a police…
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Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    California motor vehicle accident injures 3

    California motor vehicle accident injures 3
    Car accidents can sometimes cause physical injuries to those involved, but even if the injuries are minor, the victim may have emotional injuries as well. These types of injuries can not only change the victim's routine, but it also has...
  • Aug 22

    Driver pleads no contest to motor vehicle accident in California

    Driver pleads no contest to motor vehicle accident in California
    Negligent driving is one of the most common causes for accidents, but the majority of the crashes caused are not severe enough to injure those involved. However, if an accident is serious enough to fatally injure one victim, it can...
  • Aug 14

    Motor vehicle accident kills 1 in California

    Motor vehicle accident kills 1 in California
    Car accidents occur every day throughout the United States, and these accidents have a range of causes from negligence to DUI. However, some accidents are not caused by driver error, but freak mishaps that are unexpected by everyone involved.…
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Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, DWI, and police misconduct. By Christian Souza.

http://www.dallascriminalappealslawyerblog.com/
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The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Aug 28

    Digital Assets: Worth Money, but Also Great Providers of Information

    Digital Assets: Worth Money, but Also Great Providers of Information
    If you haven’t already, add digital assets to the list of things to look for in asset searches. In a world in which even modestly-trafficked internet domain names can change hands for tens of thousands of dollars, Delaware has become…
  • Aug 20

    North Carolina Man Sentenced to 15 to 20 Years for Securities Fraud

    North Carolina Man Sentenced to 15 to 20 Years for Securities Fraud
    According to several news reports, Walter Reinhardt of North Carolina, pled guilty to 40 charges of securities fraud, common law forgery and common law uttering in North Carolina yesterday.  From 2005 to 2009, Reinhardt solicited…
  • Aug 8

    Heirs Look to Cash in on Stolen Oil Rights Hidden in Secret Company

    Heirs Look to Cash in on Stolen Oil Rights Hidden in Secret Company
    Grandchildren of the late Judge Leander Perez, a segregationist political boss who ruled Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana from the twenties until his death in 1968, recently filed a so-called “legacy lawsuit” against several large…
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Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
  • Aug 28

    What Happens After Your First OVI Court Hearing?

    What Happens After Your First OVI Court Hearing?
    Many people never had to go through the criminal justice system before and can feel a bit lost with everything that happens. On top of that sometimes attorneys just assume everyone understands the process. After you have been charged, given a…
  • Aug 28

    What If I Am Not Happy With My Criminal Defense Attorney?

    What If I Am Not Happy With My Criminal Defense Attorney?
    If you are facing criminal charges from an OVI all the way up to Rape or Murder you need to be comfortable with the work that your criminal defense attorney is doing for you. If you are not comfortable it might be time to make a switch.…
  • Aug 28

    Is Joseph Patituce A Former Prosecutor?

    Is Joseph Patituce A Former Prosecutor?
    Oddly, this is a question that we are often asked. I am a former assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor having worked in various departments in that office. I started my career prosecuting on behalf of Children and Family services –…
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TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Aug 28

    What was this month’s biggest anti-bribery story?

    What was this month’s biggest anti-bribery story?
    Take a moment to read our poll and vote for which headline you think was most newsworthy this month: China announces Investigation into Volkswagen AG’s China Joint Venture: China’s anti-corruption authority — the…
  • Aug 19

    The Role of Academia in Anti-Corruption Collective Action

    The Role of Academia in Anti-Corruption Collective Action
    Last week TRACE joined leading anti-corruption experts and academics from all over the world in Vienna, Austria to discuss effective teaching and pedagogy in anti-corruption studies within institutions of higher learning. The workshop, which…
  • Aug 11

    Demystifying Anti-Bribery Certification

    Demystifying Anti-Bribery Certification
    Over the past few weeks, we here at TRACEblog have noticed a few interesting critiques of anti-bribery certifications. Harvard Law Professor Matthew Stephenson writes on his blog that he holds “a fair amount of skepticism”…
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Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Covers traffic law, criminal law, injury law, and family law news from around Southern New Jersey. By the Law Offices of Joseph Lombardo.

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • Aug 28

    Red Light Camera Update: Judiciary Calls for 17,000 Traffic Tickets to Be Dismissed

    Red Light Camera Update: Judiciary Calls for 17,000 Traffic Tickets to Be Dismissed
    Back in May, we wrote about allegations that Redflex Traffic Systems had a history of bribing local officials to implement their red light cameras.  At the time, New Jersey State Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon called use of the…
  • Aug 19

    NJ Couple Suing Doctors in Wrongful Birth Case After Daughter Born with Genetic Disorder

    NJ Couple Suing Doctors in Wrongful Birth Case After Daughter Born with Genetic Disorder
    Many people are familiar with the legal concept of wrongful death, where one party’s negligence results in the preventable death of another person: for example, a doctor who makes a terrible mistake during surgery.  It is far less…
  • Aug 12

    Is Wal-Mart Liable for Tracy Morgan’s Turnpike Crash?

    Is Wal-Mart Liable for Tracy Morgan’s Turnpike Crash?
    From his days on Saturday Night Live to his role on TV show 30 Rock, Tracy Morgan has always been loved as a comedian — but his current state of affairs is no laughing matter.  Morgan was hurt in a car crash on the…
Rank this Week: 2928